Alumni Speaker Session: Vanessa Oshima

Date Monday 26 March 2018
Time 6pm - 7pm
Where Room S.1.04 - University of Waikato, Gate 1, Knighton Road, Hamilton
Presenter Vanessa Oshima (nee MacKenzie) - University of Waikato graduate
Contact Aimee Burness
Contact email
Admission Cost Free

For five years University of Waikato alumna Vanessa Oshima, who now lives in Tokyo, has been running everyday to support those she loves who are battling cancer.

After hearing her high school friend, former Matamata College student Caroline Steer received a breast cancer diagnosis, Vanessa made a promise she would run 5kms every day until Caroline was cancer free. Vanessa will share with you her story of challenges and learnings from this significant commitment.

Vanessa is professionally accomplished (currently Founder and President of Heart Data, former General Manager, Women's Category at Nike, Japan) and personally, she has a huge following through her #outruncancer movement.

Watch Vanessa's TEDxHaneda video:

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